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Handmade In India

Olivia Fraser's colourful travelogue describes her experiences in India.

books Updated: May 21, 2012 15:03 IST
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(This extract has been taken from Olivia Fraser's Handmade In India)

I went to a wedding in Rajastha in the West and I watched a huge wedding feast being prepared.

These women are making chapatis. They sat in a circle, each helping with one stage of the chapati making so the first lady sieved the flour trough a metal sheets with lots of holes in it.

Another, adding water, kneaded it onto dough with her fist. The next separated the dough into little balls, ready for the final rolling out into a chapati shape.

A large plate of ready rolled chapatis was then whisked off into the kitchen to be cooked for the wedding feast.